Mumbai City’s 4th spot under threat after 2-5 defeat to Goa
Panaji: FC Goa extended their winning run to four games with a 5-2 victory over Mumbai City FC in the Indian Super League (ILS) match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Wednesday.
Rowllin Borges gave Mumbai the lead in the 18th minute but Ferran Corominas equalised just two mintes later. Hugo Boumous (38) and Jackichand Singh (39) gave Goa a two goal advantage going into half time. However, Bipin Singh pulled one back in the 57th minute.
Crucial saves form keeper Mohammad Nawaz kept Goa’s lead intact before Corominas scored is second in the 80th minute. An own goal from Mohammed Rafique in the 87th minute decided the contest.
The win took Goa back to the top of the ISL table with 36 points from 17 games. They have broken the record of most points secured by an ISL team in a single season. Having already secured a spot in the semi-finals, Goa will visit Jamshedpur FC in their last league match on February 19.
Mumbai City FC, who remain fourth in the ISL table with 26 points from 17 games, is under threat from Chennaiyin FC who are fifth with 22 points but have two games in hand.
Chennaiyin will visit ATK on February 16 before taking on Mumbai City FC for a potential fourth spot decider on February 21.